We manage our sustainability performance through our global management system and develop sustainability programs, which inspire a wide range of initiatives across our affiliates. A strong governance structure underpins the delivery of our sustainability strategy.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the direction of the Group and reviews sustainability risks as part of its annual risk review. The Board is also responsible for SGS’s top-level strategy, mission and values.
Our Operations Council takes this top-level strategy forward, approving and implementing more detailed strategies, policies and targets through all operations across the Group.
The Sustainability Steering Committee supports the Operations Council and meets twice a year to develop our sustainability strategy, review our sustainability management performance and approach, and agree on core programs and targets. Chaired by the CEO, the Sustainability Steering Committee comprises 13 Chief Operating Officers, Executive Vice Presidents and Senior Vice Presidents, who represent the full breadth of the SGS Group in terms of regions, functions and services.
Led by the Group Vice President, Corporate Communications and Sustainability, the Corporate Sustainability Team consults with the Sustainability Steering Committee to support the development of the Group’s sustainability strategy and propose appropriate approaches and targets. The Corporate Sustainability Team is also in charge of our sustainability management systems, materiality processes and other related projects that help embed sustainability throughout the Group.